Arizona Daily Star Selling Photos Thought to Be of the Shooter, Jared Loughner, on Web Site for $125 Each

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Web site for the Arizona Daily Star is selling photos of the man believed to be responsible for shooting several people, including Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords and a federal judge, for $125 each.

The newspaper isn't trying to cash in on this morning's tragedy -- many newspapers sell photos taken in the community as a way to bring in some extra revenue. A photo taken by the paper at a Tucson book fair coincidentally shows the suspect, 22-year-old Jared Loughner -- and an 8x10 framed copy of the photo could be yours.

Here's a link, but you can see the photo below.
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That's Loughner in the white shirt.

The man in the photo has been identified as Loughner. And, as you can see below, azstarnet.com is offering an 8x10 framed copy of the photo for $125.

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The man in the photo is believed to be 22-year-old Jared Loughner,. He's believed to have shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning. A framed copy of this photo could be your for $125.


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21 comments
Junkjunk247
Junkjunk247

What is everyone upset about? As the article clearly states, many news organizations do this. It's just a database of pictures lumped together.

What is really funny is that it wouldn't make a difference either way. You do know that newspapers make money off of bad new right? "If it bleeds, it leads". What. you thought that newspapers reported things out of the goodness of their hearts? lol. No. There is no difference in making money with a story in place of a photo.

dylboz
dylboz

I work at the Star. We sell any and all photos on our site. They are tagged by the people in them, when they can be identified. This photos was taken at the book fair we sponsor, and it was on sale long before this happened. This is not in any way an attempt to exploit the tragedy for financial gain. It is simply a coincidence that we had a news photos of the gunman taken months ago.

PhxLady
PhxLady

so why doesn't that Star take any money generated from the sell of this pic and donate it to the school of the 9 year old girl that was killed? That would be a respectful thing to do!

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Yeah, but maybe the Star could take that one down? Whether it's intentional or not, it's tacky , in bad taste, offensive, inconsiderate, take your pick...

Zemyon
Zemyon

I just saved $125! (by not buying the stupid pic).zem

Psych Gen
Psych Gen

The caption that goes with the above photo "Jackie Storrer, right, tries her best to figure out the clues on a giant crossword as Jared Loughner, a volunteer, stands in the background during the Tucson Festival of Books." This photo was taken years ago. It is a 'file' photo belonging to The Arizona Daily Star. The Arizona Daily Star has a right to sell copies of its 'file' photos. There is nothing inappropriate here.

Imacyoupc
Imacyoupc

I think he did it because she was not liberal enough. Blame the lefties.

The Bughunter
The Bughunter

I want a photo of Jared, too. When he's dead.

uasucks
uasucks

tucson is the bowel of the earth. Can we give it back to Mexico already?

jp
jp

there is a picture of a person made up to look like she has been shot in the head on the sidebar of this webpage. It says: "Slideshows: The Very First Friday." And you judge another site. Show some fucking respect.

kt
kt

jp, in case you didn't notice those are old pictures, with zombie, zombie under it maybe you aren't a SciFi fan. Night of the Living Dead ect the only way to kill them is to shoot them in the head those type of movies were really popular in the 1980's and still are popular today.

jp
jp

I don't think you're wrong, but can you maybe understand where I'm coming from?

Noning
Noning

How about to all of the Republican big mouths that want to express their condolences. Your group is the last bunch of fakes many of us would not like to hear from. How many of you are really glad this happened. I'm sure many. Karma.

helentroy4
helentroy4

This is what happens when everything becomes automated and there are no humans there to make sure that a faux pas like this doesn't happen. It is a photo that was merely added to their 'buy this photo' database.

Back when Three Mile Island blew, it was the fact that a local radio announcer noticed and called the power plant. Had he not been put in touch with the contol room it may all have been covered up quite nicely. Now that same station is automated and something like TMI exposure would never have happened.

What makes this picture thing even worse is that the word "yours" is misspelled as "your." Just one more example of an automated ad.

Anon
Anon

He looks like a typical Valley young man -- NOT an "illegal" immigrant.

Yolanda Miranda
Yolanda Miranda

Something's wrong here . . . they're so happy about the event that they're selling pictures of their hero . . . THE SHOOTER IS THEIR HERO????

KamJos
KamJos

As the post states, you can do this for any photo. It has nothing to do with the fact that he was the shooter.

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